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post #11 of 179
if you want to save $100 on windows 7, give ubuntu 10.10 a try. i really like it (i have it on two of my pcs) and its free

edit: are you planning on running osx on your new build?
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or ifyou can find someone with a .edu email I'm sure they can get a copy of windows for 30$
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Originally Posted by eloverton2 View Post
if you want to save $100 on windows 7, give ubuntu 10.10 a try. i really like it (i have it on two of my pcs) and its free

edit: are you planning on running osx on your new build?
I have access to a legal copy of Windows 7 at no cost to me. I've been thinking about Ubuntu, but my main focus is running World of Warcraft. Hahaha.

Yes, I plan on running OS X, but I won't discuss it here as it's against the rules. I don't want to break any rules here.

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Originally Posted by Morizuno View Post
or ifyou can find someone with a .edu email I'm sure they can get a copy of windows for 30$
Thanks for the suggestion! If for some reason my free copy doesn't work out, I will see if that works out. Thanks much!
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post #14 of 179
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Motherboard has dropped in price. I'm seeing it for $85 on Amazon and Newegg right now. Good news! Updating the price on that now.
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post #15 of 179
Very Cute Build, but never liked the NZXT Cases.
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post #16 of 179
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Hahaha, thanks very much! (Cute is good, no?)

I honestly wasn't a fan until this case. I usually prefer minimalistic type cases, but I really love this one. I especially like it for the handle. Either way, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
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Hahaha, thanks very much! (Cute is good, no?)

I honestly wasn't a fan until this case. I usually prefer minimalistic type cases, but I really love this one. I especially like it for the handle. Either way, everyone is entitled to their own opinion.
I was the same way. NZXT converts people into ricers.
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post #18 of 179
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It's true. Pics with case and a story coming later.
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post #19 of 179
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Here's the story:

I ordered the NXZT Vulcan on eBay. It was an open box. I probably should have purchased it new for a bit more, but I'm glad I didn't! Here's why.

I received the case and it was broken. Pics are below. The front bezel pieces that connected to the main body were damaged or broken off. I contacted the seller and waited 48 hours. No response. I opened a case and the seller responded and apologized. He then filed a claim with UPS stating he didn't send the case that way. UPS reimbursed him and I received a full refund, keeping the broken case.

Then I contacted NZXT. They sent me a replacement front bezel to the case absolutely free. That included all of the wiring and the top panel with the power button and all that. Along with that, they sent me three of the 120mm orange led fans for free!

I basically received three led fans and a case for FREE. I was extremely happy about that. Now that I've had the case a few days and been able to really look at it, I decided it's really not what I am looking for and I need something even more portable. With that said, I'm taking the money I will make from selling the case and putting it back into a new case.

But I need help on a case and would love suggestions. I'd really like something minimalistic and maybe even aluminum.

Thanks all for reading... I guess stuff like this is part of the adventure. Haha.

Free Fans (thanks NZXT!!!):


Broken Pieces:




New Bezel:
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post #20 of 179
nice deal on the case! glad everything worked out for you, since those things can generally go either way. looking forward to seeing it come to life

idea: you can add an h20 loop with the money you just saved!
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